Upper Minors Thursday: Late Inning Drama All-Round

AAA: @ Buffalo Bisons 9, Toledo Mud Hens (DET) 8 

The Chris Schwinden show returned to Buffalo: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K after a minor tour of AAA baseball.
Pinch-hitter Raul Reyes delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth.
DH Josh Satin: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, 1 K. He’s been unconscious in 15 games in July: .320/.507/.620 on his was to a .298/.403/.457 line as a 27 year old.  It’s not clear to me where he would fit in the big leagues as the market for right-handed hitting backup infielders who can’t play short is well, short.

 

AA: Binghamton Mets 4, Bowie Bay Sox (BAL) 3 

2B Reese Havens singled and scored the winning run in the 10th on an 1B Alan Dykstra double. Havens was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk. Since June 1, he’s hit .275/.383/.470 with 26 walks against 50 strikeouts in 42 games. If he keeps this up, he should get a month in AAA at the end of the year.

DH Wilmer Flores and 3B Jefry Marte each singled twice.

LHP Mark Cohoon kept the B-Mets in the game (7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K). It’s funny, he can survive in AA without great peripherals, but can’t make it work in AAA.